Actors Studio relies on dedicated volunteers to donate their time and skills to support the Front of House and Guest Services during performances. In exchange for light assistance before, during intermission and after the performance, volunteers watch the show .
Season auditions typically take place once or twice a year in the late spring and fall but can be announced at any time as casting and projects change. Keep in the know for all audition announcements by joining our newsletter.
Actors Studio and the Actors Studio Academy Foundation enrich the quality of life in the Okanagan by serving as a dynamic hub for the performing arts: producing and presenting live theatre and our robust theatre education program. Charitable tax receipts can be provided for donations to our education programs through the Academy Foundation.
Kelowna Actors Studio Inc. (KAS) was established in May 2003 by founders Randy Leslie and Nathan Flavel, with the objective of producing vibrant and exhilarating presentations of the world's most beloved Broadway productions, providing engaging and enriching learning experiences for individuals of all ages, establishing itself as a leading and exemplary high-quality theatre company, and contributing to the cultural landscape of the Okanagan Valley.
Located at 1379 Ellis Street, across from the Kelowna Public Library, KAS features approximately 11,000 square feet, comprising of: a 220-seat theatre, which includes 90 dinner seats with full table service, a mirrored rehearsal/dance studio, a set and props construction/storage area, backstage dressing rooms and storage, a kitchen and licensed bar, box office and general office space.
KAS takes pride in its status as a comprehensive home for the theatre arts, offering educational, volunteer, and performance opportunities for children and adults alike in all aspects of theatre production. KAS's presence in the local cultural scene has been instrumental in promoting the growth and development of the theatre arts within the community.
Kelowna Actors Studio is committed to providing high-quality, professional theatre productions and educational programs to our community. We strive to inspire, educate, and entertain our audiences while fostering creativity, collaboration, and personal growth in our performers, students, and staff.
Our vision is to be recognized as a leading theatre company in the Okanagan Valley, known for our excellence in production quality, diverse programming, and commitment to education and community engagement.
Excellence: We are dedicated to delivering high-quality, professional theatre productions and educational programs that showcase the talent of our performers and staff.
Inclusivity: We believe in creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all individuals, regardless of their background or experience level.
Creativity: We encourage creativity and innovation in all aspects of our productions and educational programs, fostering a culture of exploration and experimentation.
Collaboration: We believe in the power of collaboration and teamwork, working together to create a shared vision and achieve our goals.
Education: We are committed to providing educational opportunities for individuals of all ages and backgrounds, fostering personal growth and development.
Community: We believe in giving back to our community and fostering a sense of connection and engagement among our audiences and stakeholders.
With these mission, vision, and values, Kelowna Actors Studio aims to provide the highest quality of theatrical productions and educational programs while fostering creativity, collaboration, personal growth, and community engagement.
At Kelowna Actors Studio, we are committed to creating an environment that values and respects diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. We believe that every individual should have the opportunity to participate and feel a sense of belonging.
Our policy is based on the following principles:
Diversity: We embrace diversity in all its forms, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, language, and socio-economic status. We strive to create a diverse community of artists, staff, volunteers, and audience members who reflect the world we live in.
Equity: We are committed to promoting fairness and justice in all aspects of our organization. We recognize that historically marginalized groups have been excluded from opportunities in the arts and we are committed to providing equal access and opportunities to all individuals.
Inclusion: We believe that inclusion is essential to creating a welcoming and supportive environment for all individuals. We are committed to creating a culture that actively seeks out and values diverse perspectives and experiences.
Casting: We commit to casting actors in roles that are true to the character and not based on race, ethnicity, gender, or other personal characteristics.
Staffing: We commit to creating a diverse and inclusive staff that reflects the communities we serve.
Access: We commit to providing equal access to our programming and facilities for all individuals, regardless of their physical abilities.
Training: We commit to providing ongoing training and education for our staff, volunteers, and artists on issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Representation: We commit to showcasing works by diverse artists and playwrights, and to promoting their voices and perspectives.
Feedback: We commit to encouraging feedback from our audiences, artists, and staff on how we can improve our policies and practices related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Accountability: We commit to holding ourselves accountable for upholding this policy and continuously improving our practices.
At Kelowna Actors Studio, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are not only important values, but also essential to the success and vitality of our organization. We welcome and encourage all individuals to participate in our community and to help us create a more inclusive and equitable world.
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